The Fire Districts of Lincoln County are hosting a Firefighter 1 Academy starting September 9th, 2015. Classes meet at 6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Toledo Fire Department, 285 NE Burgess Rd. Classes run through mid-December and are free. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old with the exception of cadets in Toledo 15 years old and Newport, Waldport and Seal Rock the cadet age is 16 years old.
Recruits from all Lincoln County Fire Departments are welcome to attend. Training includes classroom presentations and hands-on instruction on topics such as firefighter safety and health, ladders, use of hoses and nozzles, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers, building construction, and fire prevention. Students who complete these classes and serve a successful internship with their department are eligible for Firefighter 1 certification.
People interested in attending, but not yet affiliated with a department, can call the Lincoln
County Volunteer Firefighters Hotline at (541) 574-4000.